This date 1990: The Reds are World Champions

On this date 1990: October 20

The Reds are World Champions.........

World Series Game 4: Reds 2 A's 1

I'll never forget the first inning: Billy Hatcher, 9 for 12 (.750) in the series, broke his hand when he was hit by a Dave Stewart pitch. Eric Davis suffered a lacerated kidney while attempting a diving catch in the bottom of the 1st inning. Both players were done for the series and the sense of urgency to finish off the A's in Game 4 was heightened. 

The Reds trailed 1-0 heading to the 8th inning. Barry Larkin and Herm Winningham started the rally with back to back singles to beging the 8th. Paul O'Neill reached on a Stewart throwing error on his attempted sacrifice bunt. A Glenn Braggs groundout scored Larkin and a Hal Morris sacrifice fly scored Winningham.

Jose Rijo tossed 8.1 innings of 2 hit, 1 run baseball for the win. 

Randy Meyers recorded the final two outs for the save.

The Reds (91-71) swept the A's (103-59), outhitting the A's .317 to .207 and outscoring them 22-8. Reds hitters struck out just nine times....in the four game series....in 157 plate appearances. A's hitters struck out 28 times.

Jose Rijo was named series MVP: 2-0 0.59, allowing 1 run in 15.1 innings.

Highlights/notes

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

 
 
 
 
Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530! Read more

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